Friday, August 26, 2005

Lips mix for Minuteman

Play it: MXTP: Steven Drozd for Mike Watt

My favorite mix from Thurston Moore's book mix tape: the art of cassette culture is one given to Mike Watt (Minutemen) from Flaming Lips guitarist (and drummer) Steven Drozd. A few of his picks weren't in the Rhapslibrary, but most were, and they're quite an ecelctic bunch (which you'll notice is my fave type of playlist.) Any mix that can pair "Wichita Lineman" with a Mice Parade song is one you know you at least have to check out. Of the mix, Watts says this:
It's pretty righteous. He said he was thinking of me. He's quite cool peeps and has a good heart. - Mike Watt
Drozd, for his part, can be seen in the new Flaming Lips documentary, The Fearless Freaks, as the genius behind the Lips' recent success (and also can be seen preparing a shooting up heroin in a rather sad & tragic scene.)

The Flaming Lips also have a new music video retrospective out with companion soundtrack, called VOID (Video Overview In Deceleration), which is significant at least for the inclusion of "Mr. Ambulance Driver" (from the Wedding Crashers soundtrack.) The song is interesting in that parts have sort of a blaxploitation soundtrack sound (forward to 2:50 in the track and tell me you don't see Shaft or Foxy Brown in action?)

Play it: The Flaming Lips VOID

Previously:
Mix Tape: the art of cassette culture

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2 comments:

drake leLane said...

MXTP: Steven Drozd for Mike Watt

* "Knife Edge" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
* "It's A Bit Of A Pain" - Faust
* "Wichita Lineman" - Glen Campbell
* "Meeting Of The Spirits" - The Mahavishnu Orchestra
* "Expecting To Fly" - Neil Young
* "Galileo" - Mice Parade
* "Saeta" - Miles Davis
* "Jackie Blue" - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
* "At Last I Am Free" - Robert Wyatt
* "Citadel" - The Rolling Stones
* "Oscillations" - Silver Apples
* "After The Flood" - Talk Talk

drake leLane said...

Flaming Lips - VOID

* "Mr. Ambulance Driver (Album Version) (w/ Sirens)" - The Flaming Lips
* "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy" - The Flaming Lips
* "Fight Test (Album Fade)" - The Flaming Lips
* "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1" - The Flaming Lips
* "Do You Realize??" - The Flaming Lips
* "Race For The Prize" - The Flaming Lips
* "Waitin' For A Superman" - The Flaming Lips
* "This Here Giraffe" - The Flaming Lips
* "When You Smile" - The Flaming Lips
* "Bad Days (Aurally Excited Version)" - The Flaming Lips
* "Christmas At The Zoo" - The Flaming Lips
* "Be My Head" - The Flaming Lips
* "She Don't Use Jelly" - The Flaming Lips
* "Turn It On (Album Edit)" - The Flaming Lips
* "Frogs" - The Flaming Lips
* "Talkin' 'Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever)" - The Flaming Lips
* "Phoebe Battles The Pink Robots" - The Flaming Lips
* "Are You A Hypnotist??" - The Flaming Lips